Vision, purpose, values and goals

our Vision

Our vision —  excellence and innovation in health and medical research, supporting better health services, leading to a healthier Illawarra community — encapsulates our belief that by linking academic and clinician researchers around common health and medical issues, research findings can be rapidly translated into clinical innovation and practical improvements in health services to support better health of communities in the Illawarra region and beyond.

Our Purpose

We are building a nationally and internationally-recognised centre of health and medical research targeting regionally-relevant health improvements through novel treatments, better clinical practice and preventative health.  Our success will attract the highest-quality researchers and clinicians to join us and our partner organisations.

Our Values

Excellence, Collaboration, Intellectual Openness and Inquiry, Empowerment, Respect, Integrity, Quality and Accountability, Equity, Community Partnership.

our Strategic Priorities

  • Strategic priority 1: Enhance our research excellence, innovation and translation
  • Strategic priority 2: Develop our people and engage with our partners to improve health and medical research both locally and globally
  • Strategic priority 3: Develop stronger community relationships to enhance understanding, foster support and maximise our impact

Our Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan 2017-2021 [PDF 522KB] outlines our priorities, strategies, targets and how we will measure success.


Last reviewed: 13 March, 2017

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Strategic Plan 2017-2021

Strategic plan 2017-2021

Our new Strategic Plan 2017-2021 [PDF 522KB] outlines our priorities, strategies, targets and how we will measure success.